Cameron was in Canberra to judge Canberra Urban Honey for the National Sustainable Cities Award. We became national finalists for the ACT when we were awarded the overall winner for the ACT Sustainable Cities Award and you can read more about that in our previous blog titled Sustainable Cities
Mitchell accepting the 2014 Overall Winner and National Finalist Awards
We spent the whole day showcasing urban agriculture in our city and our project, Canberra Urban Honey. I’m very grateful to our hive hosts Stephen Knight and Barbara Wheeler. Stephen and Barbara welcomed the judge and I into their gorgeous garden. I especially appreciated the way they helped Cameron understand how Canberra Urban Honey helps to overcome the pollination problems we have related to lack of bees.
Bees and the sustainability of Urban Agriculture
Collaborating with other organisations is a key part of our success and we took the opportunity of being judged for the National Sustainable Cities Awards to also showcase our collaboration with Hotel Realm.
Our day ended with a tour of how we help our bees, and the hive be as healthy as possible so they are effective pollinators for our city.
It was an incredibly rewarding experience to spend the day with someone as passionate about sustainability as I am. I’m looking forward to travelling over to Adelaide in late November to attend the National Awards Ceremony, which is being hosted by last years winner: the City of Marion.
-- Mitchell Pearce
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Hi there Love your story this evening. Can we become involved? We live in Lyons. A lady up road has bees. Please let us know. Cheers Jenny
Keep up the nice work ethic.